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TGIF Because It's National Tequila Day

Nicole Barylski

JAJA Pink Panther. (Courtesy Photo)

Toasts to the start of the weekend and National Tequila Day (Friday, July 24) with these libations.

JAJA Pink Panther:

 • 2 parts JAJA Tequila Blanco
 • 3.5 parts Watermelon Juice (or 3 chunks of muddled Watermelon)
 • 1 small slice of Jalapeño (optional)
 • 0.5 part Simple Syrup
 • Lime, for garnish

Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake hard. Strain into a glass over fresh ice and garnish with a slice of watermelon and a lime.

Los Arango Strawberry Basil Paloma:

 • 2 oz. Los Arango Reposado
 • 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
 • 1/2 oz. Agave Syrup
 • 2 chopped Strawberries
 • 5 Basil Leaves
 • Soda to top
 • Smoked Sea Salt, for rim

Directions: Rim your glass with smoked sea salt. Combine all ingredients except soda in a cocktail shaker with ice/ Shake to chill and combine ingredients. Fine strain into a hi-ball glass over fresh ice. Top with soda. Garnish & Enjoy!

Corralejo Tequila Spicy Grapefruit Sour:

 • 2 oz. Corralejo Reposado Tequila
 • 1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
 • 1 oz. Lime Juice
 • 1/2 oz. Jalapeño Simple Syrup
 • 1 Egg White

Directions: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients. Strain out ice and shake hard again. Strain into your glass. Garnish & Enjoy!

Paloma Spritz:

 • 1.5 oz. Partida Anejo
 • .5 oz. Aperol
 • 1 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
 • .5 oz. fresh Lime Juice
 • .5 oz. Agave Nectar
 • 1.5 oz. Grapefruit Soda
 • Lime, for garnish
 • Ruby Red Grapefruit Wedge, for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with fresh lime and a ruby red grapefruit wedge.

El Diablo:

 • .75 oz. Chamucos Blanco
 • .5 oz. Crème de Cassis
 • .5 oz. fresh Lime Juice
 • 3 oz. Ginger Beer
 • Lime Wedge, for garnish
 • Fresh Blackberry or Candied Ginger, for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients, except ginger beer, and shake. Fine-strain into an ice-filled Collins glass, top with ginger beer and garnish.

Sparkling Mango & Spice:

 • 1.5 oz. Tequila
 • 1 oz. Organic Mango Jalapeño Mixer
 • 3 oz. Volley Zesty Lime Spiked Seltzer
 • Lime Wheel, for garnish

Directions: Add tequila and Organic Mango Jalapeno Mixer to shaker. Add ice and shake well. Pour into Collins glass over fresh ice. Top off with Volley Zesty Lime Spiked Seltzer and stir once to mix. Garnish with lime wheel.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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